Type: Residential
Location: Kirribilli, NSW
Size: 50sqm
Photographer: Inspired Exteriors
Completed: 2017

One of the North Shore’s oldest terrace houses had limited space to play with but needed a formal courtyard to complement the imposing 5 levels of architecture. The client had a love of flowering perennial plants and traditional garden design.

A stone water feature with a trio of copper spouts was integral to the important site line from inside the house across the garden so the exterior could be pulled into the living areas of the property maximising the feeling of space. This impressive feature also gave the courtyard a secluded private feel whilst adding growing conditions for water plants, fish and of course the sound of running water.

Flanking the courtyard down one side is a raised planter with espaliered fruit trees and flowering perennial plants in whites and warm colours. Opposing this along with the barbecue are three artistic frames adding vertical accent for climbing plants such as Wisteria and Stephanotis.

We acknowledge and pay respects to Traditional Owners across Australia and the Torres Strait as the original custodians of these unceded lands.

We recognize and respect Traditional Owners continued connection to the land, water, sky and people, and their responsibilities of caring for Country.

We pay respects to Elders past and present whose knowledge and wisdom ensures the continuation of culture and traditional practices, and we appreciate their guidance when it is shared with us.